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Opinion and analysis of spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy, by Anthony Colangelo.

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T+259: Tom Marotta, The Spaceport Company

Tom Marotta of The Spaceport Company joins me to talk about what they’re working on, their vision for the future of spaceflight, spaceport operations, the demonstration they did in May, the FAA and its interaction with private companies, reentry licensing, and a whole host of other topics.

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T+258: The Six, by Loren Grush (Off-Nominal 123 - An Exciting Time)

Jake and Anthony are joined by Loren Grush of Bloomberg to talk about her new book, The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts.

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T+257: Chandrayaan-3, Luna-25, and the Deep Space Network (with Scott Tilley)

Scott Tilley joins me to talk about ISRO’s success with Chandrayaan-3, Roscosmos’ Luna-25 mission and the mystery behind it, and the state of the Deep Space Network.

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T+256: The Kuiper Logjam

Amazon moved their Project Kuiper prototypes from Vulcan to Atlas V. Between that and some recent conversations I’ve had, I thought it would be a good time to check in on Kuiper and to see how they’re progressing towards deployment. I do some math, and it’s not good.

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T+255: NSSL Phase 3 Addendum

After the most recent show, I found a few nuggets of information in the NSSL Phase 3 documents, plus some more updates came out in a call that the Space Force had with some reporters.

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